Beyond Our Limits

One of the wonderful doulas in our community, Rheja Gilchrist, submitted the following: “My good friend Fiona Black wrote the poem below when she was creating her Self-love Mama workshop. Her daughter was wee at the time. The funny thing is that, though my...

Tell Me Something

By E.C. Tang “Tell me something,” I said to my husband, Derek, as I sunk down into the tub.  I was 39 weeks and six days pregnant and going on my seventh hour of labor with my first baby.  My doula was taking a break, getting herself a bite to eat while I lounged in...

Fear of Giants!

One thing that sometimes comes up in class is fear of having a very large baby. Sometimes this fear can be traced to our own fear of inability – whether we’ll have the capacity to birth the baby we’ve nurtured, and whether birthing will change us...

Letting go of a dream

We found this beautiful story shared on Modern Love at the New York Times, about a single mom’s worry and dreams for her daughter. It’s one of those stories both unique and universal – most of us have felt the sting of not being able to live up to...